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Throat Cancer


About Throat Cancer

    A group of cancers of the mouth, sinuses, nose or throat. Smoking is a significant risk factor. Symptoms can occur in mouth, sinuses, nose or throat and include a sore or lump that doesn't heal, a persistent sore throat, trouble swallowing and changes in the voice. Treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.



Symptoms

Pain areas: in the chest or rib
Cough: can be chronic, dry, with phlegm, or with blood
Respiratory: frequent respiratory infections, shortness of breath, or wheezing
Whole body: fatigue or loss of appetite
Also common: hoarseness, swollen lymph nodes, weakness, or weight loss



Treatment

Treatment depends on stage
Treatments vary but may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy and immunotherapy.
Self-care Quitting smoking
Medications Chemotherapy and Targeted therapy
Surgery Pulmonary lobectomy, Wedge resection and Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Medical procedure Thoracotomy and Radiation therapy
Supportive care Palliative care


Diagnosis & Test

The diagnostic tests used for lung cancer can vary from patient to patient. There are also numerous other factors that doctors look into while diagnosing a patient such as medical history, symptoms, and findings from previously conducted physical examinations. Enlisted below are a few tests recommended for lung cancer diagnosis.

Common diagnostic methods for lung cancer:
Imaging tests
Computed tomography (CT)
Positron emission tomography (PET) scan


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Reviewed Date: 06th April 2021
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